Serbia – Italy Business and Science Forum was successfully held in Belgrade on March 21 and 22, 2023. The forum was organized by all actors of the Italia system, including the Embassy of Italy, ITA, Confindustria Serbia, the Chamber of Italian-Serbian Businessmen, and in cooperation with the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Serbia
The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Italy, Antonio Tajani, and the President of Serbia, Aleksandar Vučić, emphasized the importance of the relationship between the two countries, especially in supporting the further development of economic relations. Marko Čadež, President of the Serbian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Ambassador Lorenzo Angeloni, President of the Italian Trade Agency, Matteo Zopas, and many other distinguished guests spoke at the forum.
After the welcoming remarks, three round tables were held on the topic of infrastructure, agriculture, and energy. In the afternoon, the Forum took shape through several hundred bilateral meetings between Italian and Serbian companies. Over 150 Italian and about 250 Serbian companies participated. The participation of a large number of companies at this event indicates the importance and potential of cooperation between Italy and Serbia, and the organized B2B meetings are certainly an added value of the Forum, which will contribute to the further development of business cooperation and the creation of new business opportunities.
Serbia – Italy Business and Science Forum represents an opportunity to establish new contacts, create business connections between Italian and Serbian companies, and exchange knowledge and experiences between government representatives, the academic community, and the business sector.
The organizers expressed their gratitude to everyone who participated in the organization of the Forum and contributed to its success and are convinced that this initiative will contribute to the improvement of private cooperation between Italy and Serbia, as well as enable the development of new business opportunities and projects.
The day before the Forum, on March 20, a Networking cocktail was organized at the Italian Embassy in Belgrade, which brought together representatives of companies from Italy and Serbia, as well as other important guests.
The networking cocktail was an opportunity for the participants to meet and exchange ideas in an informal environment, which contributed to additional networking and the creation of new business contacts.
This event showed that business cooperation between Italy and Serbia is developing in a positive direction and that there is great potential for further growth and development.